Oh how I LOVE LOVE LOVE this session!! I’ve been photographing this family since little man was still in his momma’s belly- making this our 7th session together! I always look forward to our sessions every year, as not only are the kids sweet as pie, their mom and dad know how to just chill and be themselves at our sessions. People often ask me “how do you get such natural family photos?” well- of course part of it is my skilled direction (ha-ha) and the fact that I make them play games and do fun stuff, but a big part of it, is I honestly get the BEST families. Who want their real personalities to shine, so all they really have to do is be their natural, loving selves! This family has that down pat. They make my job easy, as they know how to just let go, have fun, trust that I will make them look great.
What a GORGEOUS night we had out at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum. It’s one of my favorite places to do family sessions, as it gives us so much space to explore and play and relax. I’ve had a photographers permit there for years, and it never lets me down, as it’s just gorgeous year round! With little kids especially, giving them room to stretch their legs helps keep them fresh and cooperative when I reel them back in for more time in front of the camera. It also gives me amazing backgrounds for both the candid images of them exploring, and the more planned portraits. Plus, with how huge it is, I can come out there year after year, and always find new spots for my repeat clients.
A little Ring-Around-The-Rosie
Oh how I adore this one….
Quite possibly one of my favorite father/son images of all time. This was all them- which I think is why I love it so much,
as this is something they do together all the time, and that makes it feel so authentic and genuine.
Sometimes super heroes need some help to fly…
The Gorgeous Girl, in a more serious moment. Oh how I love her eyes. And how cute is her braid?
Over the years he’s really come out of his shell with me, and it makes me feel all warm & happy when he flashes me his amazing smile.
A tradition- I’ve been photographing them with these bears since they were teeny-tiny babies. It’s been SO much fun to do a photo with them each year, to show how much they are growing in comparison to their favorite teddy bears! And those bears look a little more well loved each year, it’s going to be fun to see what shape they are in for photos when the kids are teenagers!
Thanks S family for another amazing year! <3 ~Amy